Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series

Connor Field, chief executive officer of Helios Solar,  will give a presentation titled, “An Update on the Economics of Solar Energy in Michigan” at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. The presentation will take place in 2150 Schneider Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.mReservations are required and can be made below or by calling (269) 387-5964. Free parking is available in Schneider Hall Lot 72R.

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Photo of Connor Field in front of solar panelsConnor Field is a founding partner of Helios Solar LLC and serves as chief executive officer and lead engineer.

Field graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, where his research centered on solar photovoltaic devices. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics.

In 2015, Field was awarded the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association’s Project of the Year for his design of the Eaton Rapids solar project. He was also honored as a Michigan Thought Leader in Energy by the Michigan Business Review in 2010 for his work on the Kalamazoo solar installation.

Helios Solar was created with the goal of encouraging widespread adoption of solar technology for electricity production throughout Michigan and the upper Midwest. Helios is a full-service developer and can design, construct and finance products of all sizes. 

Haworth College of Business

Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to more than 3,500 undergraduate students majoring in 18 specialized areas of business. An additional 500 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.

About the series

The Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear top business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current topics of interest.